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on the bill they just debated, changing federal energy efficiency laws. we'll take you live next to the capital, the chair and co-chair of the democratic caucus, just starting a briefing talking about the fiscal cliff and jobs. it's live here on c-span. >> and continues to preach the kind of message that i think the nation needs, one of compromise but one of assurity that we are going to be looking out tore the interest of the middle class and the protection of social security, medicare and medicaid for the people who are in such desperate need of those great programs that are the hallmark of our country. we have repeatedly said and our caucus again just confirmed that job creation equals deficit reduction, and we must put the country back to work. we have proposals that are on the floor. we still believe that even with the -- what little time remains and what little time remains when we're actually working, this is still possible. this is still doable. this is not a democrat or republican issue. republicans believe that america needs to go back to work. it's just a matter of hav
. and the hospital has pointed out that they probably broke the law, at least that's the advice the hospital's received. this is a few other things the chief executive said. >> technically i think this was a breach of patient confidentiality, which i regret. having said that, the information which was inadvertently revealed is already in the public domain. i think this whole thing is pretty deplorable. our nurses are caring, professional people not to cope with journalistic trickery of this sort. >> max foster reporting for us. you get the point what's going on. pranksters in australia, potentially could be in some trouble despite their apology. we'll continue to watch the story. we, of course, wish the duchess of cambridge only the best. >>> meanwhile, important new research that could impact people that take aspirin to reduce the risk of hard attacks and strokes. a common coating used on aspirin, stand by we'll give you details. for pain, it's just for sleep. because sleep is a beautiful thing. ♪ zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. well, having a ton of lo
on taxes, anything that sounds like they will be rewarded for breaking the law and they will get an easy past is considered amnesty. jon: ronald reagan did it, didn't he? >> yes. republicans are a natural homss, they believe, for latinos. they are the party of opportunity, and hard work, of entrepreneurs and they are pro family. they have to start to speak about these issues where it doesn't sound like they are breaking up families. the republicans are trying to promote for science, technology and engineering and math, whether it's a high skilled visa or a low skilled advice a whether it's farm workers, domestic workers who clean hotepal this is all immigrant labor, and this apalo has an economic component in addition to the fact that many of their churches are telling them we can no longer side with this anti-immigration position. so it is changing out from under them and i think they are going to look for a way that they can change policy without a political backlash. joons we will be talking more about the upcoming elections a little bit later in the hour. a.b. stoddard, thank you. >>
law in the new constitution. concerns about the protection of women's rights in this constitution. basically this is document written by the muslim brotherhood because all liberal members of this assembly walked out long ago, bill. bill: is there a chance that will diffuse the protests we have seen so far, steve? >> reporter: the hopes were on the president's side that this could diffuse the protests. this constitution would go to a referendum, be voted on and president morsi would give up his extraordinary powers. what we see is the reverse. it has inflamed the opposition. we could see one of the biggest protest demonstrations today we've seen so far, bill. bill: steve harrigan, thank you. we're waiting and watching for more developments out of cairo, egypt. we're coming after the moment where prayers end on a friday afternoon. so watch that story. martha: crowds in those streets. we'll keep an eye on it. we're just getting started on this friday morning, everybody. there is new information on the health of president george h.w. bush after he was admitted to the hospital. we have
and sterling professor of law at yale law school. and msnbc contributor, victoria defrancesco soto. great to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the clinton and bush years and then plummeted when democrats took control of congress in 2007. that is due in no small part to the filibuster. it's mutated to a routine impediment to legislative progress. it has turned congress into a body incapable of acting except in times of crises. it's just like the fiscal cliff right now. this was designed to force congress to deal with the deficit. now senate majority leader harry reid is proposing changes to the filibuster that might make senate lesseesy. right now senators
a good thing. some of the deductions, raise the law right under 250 and i would be fine with that. until people are willing to get serious and say these are the specific deductions we're talking about and willing to look at the consequences it's hard to take any seriously. >> we were talking during the break about specifics and how terrifying it is for the republicans to get into specifics because as rez ra outlines the patient convulses as it were. where is the hope in all this that a deal will get done? >> i don't think anybody wants to go over the cliff at the end of the day. we now have a really big round number from john boehner but nothing specific within it and as we went through and broke down this various deductions and loopholes many are popular, many of them make an enormous amount of sense and most of them benefit the middle class, not just the rich. i don't know where this -- where that part of the discussion goes because you're talking about unicorns earlier. they're imaginary beasts and this $800 billion through loopholes and deduction is about as real as a unicorn. >> i w
of references to islamic sharia law. in cairo, tens of thousands protested, denouncing president mohammed morsi. in an all-night session of parliament dominated by islamic. opposition groups say that the document has a clear view towards sharia law. raising fears of state enforced islamic moral code. the draft is expected to be delivered to president morsi tomorrow. new controversy today over a pension crisis running the state of illinois. and whether american taxpayers and all the other states may soon have to put their bill. according to the pew research center, illinois has the most underfunded public pension system in the entire country. the funding ratio of just 45%. 45% funded. estimated $95 billion short of where they need to be to pay out the promised pension. a problem that pat quinn says needs to be fixed to find a solution. it is harder to come by. here is a video that we just released. the governor squeezing the pension python. >> sometimes they make smaller payments than what they promise. the investments that we made with that pension fund, the great recession can hit us hard. plu
ground law as his defense. >>> parts of the pacific northwest, they are bracing for more severe weather this weekend. a nasty mix of rain, wind, and snow pummeling northern california, oregon, and washington. the national weather service predicts soaking rain and wind gusts that could hit 70 miles per hour in some places. that could trigger flooding and mudslides after spring fires that destroyed whole forests. >>> and a professor hopes to get a few extra students in his statistic s class. he ends up with 54,000 new kids. luckily, he didn't need a classroom for all of them. >> palestinians celebrate in the west bank after an historic vote at the united nations. my guess says it's a game changer. i'll talk to the first woman elected to the palestinian legislative council. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthcare today. celebrations after palestinians win a vote at the united nations. it's a vote that gives them a state up grade and is being seen as a possible step towards official statehood. it had
on? by southern? what you make of that debate? that is obamacare and that is the law and it is not expiring. >> those increased taxes won't apply to everyone. it depends on your income and marital status. the corporate ceos are much smarter than those in washington. if the taxes are dramatically higher on dividends, guess what they're going to do? gerri: they won't pay them. >> exactly. it will convert them to capital gain. if washington thinks that they can actually control behavior, they are kidding themselves. gerri: i think it's so interesting that you can't control, you know, youe not going to change how much the wealthy spend. they will spend no matte what even if you raise taxes. gerri: it's nonsense. >> there's a disconnect between what they want to have happen what will happen. people with money are going to vote and adjust their investments accordingly with the help of people write me. gerri: i hope you get som god advice. >> we will be much more definitive in the next few weeks. gerri: by then, i hope it's not too late. we have until december 31. >> what we
. they pass a law and th it's sort of like the irshas to do it. the irs hato enacted ad oversee. anthe joke is that the iris is operating on pneumatic ubes. the amacare law is going to basically blow a lot of circuits and burn a band with. so the deal is made if you hae investment income, capital gains or dividen, not only do you have to pay taxes when youou cah out, you're going to have to pay an extra surtax on top of that. so whate're seeing is the ira saying, we have to a shoot ibly 1509 pages of rules. it becomes -- >> a little bit about this and then it diappeared. apparently it disappeared from the irs. all of a sudden out of the blue have that already april april 15th. >> nancyeli said we have to pass it to see what's in it. well now we're seeing what's in it. the rules are supposed to help la $318 billion over te %-health reform.o help pay for the thing is, there may be a brannew form tht taxpayers have to deal with t basically calce the mass. it sounds like a migraine. but i'll tell you sometng. here's th kiker. this surtax is supposed togo on investment income. what they're stru
was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that has been going on now for two years. bill: we are just getting started. $2 and a dream. so many lining unto buy a ticket for one of the largest lottery jackpots we have ever seen. we'll take you to one town where folks to sure use a half billion prize. martha: ambassador susan rise expected on capitol hill. she faced a tough crowd
's tied up in sequestration, and the way the -- as i understand it anyway -- the way the law requires the cuts to be taken, it really is, it really is an axe right at the middle which will be very difficult to do in any kind of smooth way. so i'm confident that, you know, with a little longer-term view the pentagon can be fine. and one of the things that the group agrees on is that both with that time and where we are in terms of our overall requirements in a changing world, the advancement of technology, the quality of the people we have -- and they're the best i've seen in over 43 years of having the privilege to wear the uniform -- that we will be fine from a defense standpoint. but i also would pick up on what senator nunn said, quoting bill perry. and i've seen this in countries and in regions globally where the failure to be able to invest in preventive defense, engagement, having a relationship, helping other militaries train in their own countries, the not being able to do that just increases the likelihood of some kind of conflict breaking out which may or may not involve us.
shop owners attribute it to politics and mother nature. lawmakers might soon enact gun control laws. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer aware
camps are opposed to this constitution, they say it businesses the country closer to sharia law, they say they're equal in this preamble. but it does emphasize their role as mothers and that is what some women think, of course not all women, morsi has a lot of supporters who do not say that, but some women who are secular say that that's the way they can be denied their rights. and what an islamic government will do with this constitution. >> we saw the demonstrations in tahrir square a year ago. thank you, appreciate your time. >>> okay, well we are going to turn to israel now, the palestinians just won a historic vote at the united nations, it's a vote that raises their status and could be a possible step forward official state hood. now rarely says it may be ready to build thousands of new housing units in territories they occupy. earlier i spoke with israel's deputy ministry of foreign affa affairs, i asked him why now? >> our buildings, not only from our right, as it is international but it is our homeland, but also a force for strategy teakics and security interests. we're
. >> greg: that will never happen. >> eric: if you take away guns, law abiding citizens -- how is gun -- >> greg: how is gun control doing in chicago? how is it doing in d.c.? >> bob: they get them from other -- >> greg: you're saying more gun control is less violence. >> bob: have you gotten all of your bumper stickers? >> greg: you just started it. >> eric: the most egregious use of the tragedy may be this. listen. >> i believe the nra is the new k.k.k. they are loading the community with drugs and having an open shooting gallery is the work of people that don't have our best interest. >> okay. that was jason whitlock. the original piece he wrote is the one that bob costas cited when he agreed with jason whitlock. that was whitlock yesterday explaining the piece. now can someone tell me how an afternoon man shooting an african-american -- an african-american man shooting his african-american girlfriend, somehow that racist? >> bob: it's not. it was a bad thing for him to say. but i would raise one other point. that is with all that we are learning about this guy belcher with the tro
response. >> if the facts are against, then argue the law. if the law is against you, then argue the facts. . if both are against you, just make it up. well, that's exactly what's happening. because to join is to keep faith with the men and women who have suffered disability in defense of our nation and we owe them nothing less. this treaty is not about changing america. it's about america changing the world. this vote is to test whether the senate will stand up for those who cannot see or hear and whether senators can hear the truth and see the facts. >> these are the facts. the treaty ensures equal opportunity for disabled adults and kids around the world. it's supported by every major veterans and disability group in america. 152 countries have already ratified the treaty including china and russia. the treaty is modelled after existing u.s. law. former senator bob dole is 89 years old. he just got out of the hospital yesterday. and today he kaim to the senate floor in a wheelchair to support the treaty. eight republicans and two independents voted for the treaty including john mccain.
was -- the reason they voted for it is they voted for a law that they firmly believed would never occur. >> exactly. >> that's how they voted for it. >> let me just say this, though. it is still an open question how the leverage plays out and you can see the contours of a deal in which if the president's chief priority is short term stimulus -- the president's chief priority is start term stimulus, protecting tax rates in the top, those two things can be done at the same time. it's not very good for the long-term deficit. but as i always say, no one actually cares about the deficit. >> right. the -- there's a report out tonight that tim geithner made a fascinating proposal to boehner today which is basically get congress out of the debt ceiling game. mr. geithner proposed permanently ending congressional purview over the federal borrowing limit. republican aides revealed this. he said that congress could be allowed to pass a resolution blocking an increase in the debt limit, but that the president would be able to veto that resolution, and so then only a two-thirds -- two-thirds of lawmakers would
is likely to be over the 1996 law passed by congress called the defensive marriage act which allows only federal benefits for marriages twoen a man and a woman. a few lower courts have recently invalidated that law, saying guy couples deserve the same rights as everybody else. the question the justices could take up on this is whether it's okay for the federal government to try to regulate marriage, which throughout history generally has been regulated by the states. tricky calculation for the court on one hand. nine states in the district of columbia already allow same-sex marriage, including three that just voted in favor of it in the last election. we also know that 41 states have a legal definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. 30 states have constitutional amendments on it. so the question right now really is whether the country is ready for it, deborah. >> joe, really, it comes down to equal protection. and one of the reasons the supreme court is looking so closely at this is because you've got state laws that essentially are invalidating federal laws. and that's why it
. there's no question about how law enforcement acted. it's how he acted that right now is the focus. >> fascinating. martin savidge, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >>> jill kelley is launch iing defend her reputation as a charitable family woman. you see her feeding the homeless here. she is the woman who tipped off the fbi and accused petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell of sending her harassing e-mails. accusing others of violating her privacy. >>> a chinese news site ran an article from the satyrical website "the onion" as if it was a real news story. made north korea's kim jong un the sexiest man aloiv. it seems that china's news agency missed the punch line. come on, zain verjee. really? >> finally, kim jong un, the sexiest man alive. as i like to call him kim jong un. here is why i think that. i find him devastatingly handsome. round face, boyish charm, strong, sturdy frame. heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. this is the onion, okay? impeccable fashion sense, chic, short hairstyle and, of course, that famous smile. you know the one i'm talking about. right, car
you go. >> the senate has already passed a law like this. democrats in the house are ready to pass a law like this. i hope republicans in the house come on board too. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. we should at least do what we agree on. and that's to keep middle class taxes low. and i'll bring everyone in to sign it right away so we can give folks some certainty before the holiday season. >> the white house point of view and which they feel is reflected in representative cole's position there is that it is very clear that they're in the going to -- neither side is going to let taxes go up on all americans. and so why not just cut a deal on letting those tax cuts be locked in for lower income americans and work out what they're going to do about the upper income americans. house republicans say, come on, you know where we stand on this, we're not going to change overnight because you won re-election, mr. president. we need to negotiate on some of the other big issues before anybody discusses those top tax rates. >> i know you s
such action would be completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law. >> reporter: the move comes amidst u.s. concerns that the assad repeople may be cooking up recipes, mixing materials for chemicals. that possible preparation is taking place at more than one chemical plant in syria, officials say. u.s. intelligence shows nothing has been moved out of the facilities, however. and officials say there is no indication syria is on the verge of using chemical we papoweapon. in turkey monday, russian president putin called the deploy ment of the patriot missiles unnecessary. but tuesday, the russian foreign minister said any use of chemical weapons has grave implications. while down playing reports about syria. >> translator: we can call them rumors, but the syrian authorities are moving a stockpile of chemical weapons or that they want to use them. as soon as we hear such messages, we prepare. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton spent the day meeting with her fellow ministers as they approved a plan to provide turkey with the missiles. nato says the number of missil
now, as we speak, congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. everybody's. and that means that 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses wouldn't see their income taxes go up by a single dime. 98% of americans, 97% of small businesses would not see their income taxes go up by a single dime. even the wealthiest americans would still get a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. so it's not like folks who make more than $250,000 aren't getting a tax break too. they're getting a tax break on the first $250,000 like everybody else. families and small businesses would, therefore, be able to enjoy some peace of mind heading intoes christmas and heading into the new year. and it would give us more time next year to work together on a comprehensive plan to bring down our deficits, to streamline our tax system, do it in a balanced way. including asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more so we can still invest in things like education and training and science and research. now, i know some of this may sound
has already put -- has already signed into law $1.1 trillion in spending cuts. he's already come to the side of the republicans. republicans have to come into this and put something on the table. >> cornel belcher, mary matalin, thanks very much. let us know what you think. you can follow us on twitter, at ac360. >>> new signs in syria that recent gains scored by rebels may be triggering a brutal response from assad's forces. meantime, word that the united states is weighing new strategies for getting involved in the conflict. a lot of late-breaking developments to cover. we will get a report from arwa damon, one of the few reporters inside syria, right now. oh no, not a migraine now. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the opt
of the appropriations and budget committee. also joined by georgetown university tax law professor john buckley on how the alternative minimum tax is affecting fiscal negotiations. "washington journal" is next. ♪ ♪ host: 25 days to go before the united states faces the fiscal cliff, the white house has rejected a proposal from house republicans to prevent tax hikes and spending cuts at the end of the year. no formal talks between the two sides are scheduled today. will go outside the nation's capital to get your voice involved. republicans -- democrats -- independents -- send us a tweet, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail. we begin with some of the papers across the country today and how this latest proposal from house republicans is playing out in the papers. courtesy of "the atlantic journal-constitution" -- here is "the denver post" -- finally, here is "of the arizona republic" -- here is "the washington post" on what is inside this deal -- we want to get your take on this. what do you think? ted in new york, a democratic caller. what do you think? caller: good morning. i do n
and if it is done, it it is a bad d. >>guest: i am worried. the so-called fiscal cliff was put in law because it was stuff that would be so unacceptable congress would never let it happen, enormous tax increases, grotesque cuts in spending but here we, it is in the law. congress does nothing which congress is good at doing and go over the cliff and some want to see that happen because then the crisis will generate the kind of bipartisan agreement we need but that is irresponsible. >>neil: it is looking more likely. then who picks up the pieces? >>guest: the country suffers. i don't think anyone gains politically. you know that almost everyone here in both parties will tell you if you talk to them privately, this ends with entitlement reform. not cutting programs like medicare but slowing down the growth in the programs because they are the big drivers of the deficit and raising more out of the revenue, out of the tax system. whether you call iterates or reform over whatever you call it, and each those touches the third rail of the parties, we have to get together and say, basically, we have t
-raisers. >>> federal judge temporarily blocks federal law, banning the use of conversion therapy. his ruling applies to only three providers who want the law overturned. the therapy is aimed at helping change a minor sexual orientation from gay to straight. >>> 13 people dead, 32 wounded. now the judge in the case has been removed. u.s. court of appeals for the armed services says the judge showed bias when he ordered h hasan be forcibly shaved before his court-martial. hasasm n argued that he grew a beard in accordance with his muslim faith and the order violated his religious freedom. with the san antonio express news, joining us this morning. welcome. >> thank you. >> i thought it was against army regulations to have facial hair. >> it generally is. the regulation is so strict, in fact, that most of the people i've known in the military don't even wear mustaches. and when they did, they were in the war zone. for example, invasion of iraq, one of my buddies wore a pretty thick mustache. that was out of regulation but no one cares when you're in the war zone. at fd hood, that's a different matter.
because it would allow american government to impose new laws on disabled home school children. there is no wording that hints that either one of those things could be true. for some of the senators the real reasoning was because they believe the treaty is part of a vast conspiracy. >> vast conspiracy to tell us that the world is round. everybody knows that ain't so. we could fall right off. >> stephanie: bob dole came to show his support for the treaty. john mccain even voted for it. there they are. >> blue helmets and black helicopters everywhere you look. >> stephanie: you know what? what a perfect day to have spongebob squarepants on the show with a message for republicans. ♪ spongebob here ♪ ♪ kris means presents and mistletoe ♪ ♪ sharing and caring ♪ ♪ during this season, please, don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ bring joy to the world it's the thing to do ♪ ♪ the world does not revolve around you ♪ ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ it's christmas ♪ ♪ there's a sign above the line that says expr
. but the law is asinine. there is no reason why it should be taxed. >> c-1 government enforcement of the tax code as equalization for everybody? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> you believe someone should earns $40 billion year should pay one third the rate? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> let's make a critical distinction between the private sector, which is what we are talking about -- hedge funds and things that private money versus taxpayer money, which is what these teachers are being paid. those are apples and oranges. two different things. megyn: one thing i want to get back to you is they are clearly demonizing the rich in this country. they talked all about the 1% to the point where they actually have video of rich guys urinating on poor people. i mean, that is how they view the world. that this is what the rich think of people who don't make a lot of money. >> this is no coincidence. this video was not an accident. what we have seen over the last four years has been a concerted effort to demonize the rich. we have seen it through preside
by president mohammad morsi. assembly voted earlier to keep the principles of sharia law as a main source of legislation. back-to-back bombings killing 39 in two major cities south of baghdad. more than 100 others were injured. the attacks targeting or shiite muslims, the deadliest attack coming in the city of hello where police estimate 27 have died after staggered car bomb blasts. the director of the international atomic energy agency is now saying no concrete results have been achieved in trying to clarify iran's nuclear ambitions despite his agency's best efforts. the u.s. and other western nations pressuring iran to halt production of uranium, they plan to build a nuclear warhead. those are your headlines. back in an hour. back to dagen mcdowell. dagen: more breaking news for you. you know one of the two winning power ball ticket was sold in the state of missouri. where exactly? we just found out. data tracks mark which is a convenience store chain near kansas city. the winner will share the record $580 million prize, the second winning ticket sold in arizona. we are still waiting to
. >> it is impressive. the laws of friction and lifting the car and phone books. who needs superglue. >> there is only one problem. >> the only way this car drops to the ground is with a little help. >> drop it. they set the book on fire. >> there is notape on the er ta nothing binding the phone books together other than friction. >>> i think this is a really cute idea but i think if you hand the keys over to the dogs he is not going to come home. >> the keys? >> yes. to the car. these dogs were rescued by the spca in new zealand. they decided to team up with mini couper and teach dogs to drive. it looks like they are trying to teach these dogs how to drive. >> that dog is driving. >> i like how they all have different driving styles, too. one has the hand up here. this is funny seeing these dogs like ready to roll. >>> this is all for a tv show that is going to air in new zealand called "can you teach a dog to drive?" this can be an elaborate prank but they have a facebook page. they have bios on everybody. they have bios on the dogs and trainers and they rented a real mini cooper who is a sponsor. i
policy it is hard to give in until we're in a position where it's already de facto law. negotiating over what provisionally or aspirationally might happen is really hard for negotiators. it's why we see negotiations in business break down and go into strikes and lockouts all the time. my favorite nhl is in that situation right now. stooimts sometimes you have to get there. >> i actually think that the president and the white house really don't want to see that happen. not just because of the political posturing but because there are real consequences for americans. the white house started talking about that at the beginning of the week. i mean, a lot of americans, the way they can afford christmas is they take out a loan to buy christmas presents against what they think they're going to get back from their taxes. they get their tax return, and that's what that money back, that's what they repay their loan. if that's how you're living your life and you're watching what's going on in washington, you have a lot of anxiety. and also for businesses, i mean for business cycles, particularly gi
code book on disabilities. not going tos it's change the laws, and he is lying. host: you're talking about yesterday's debate in the senate. caller: exactly. i wish he would be as passionate about try to get people on the west coast back to work. if they would work as hard on that as the disabilities act, this country would not have the fiscal cliff because people would be working. everybody is always trying to blame the tea party. but tea party did not put this country in debt. but the party is trying to bring it to the attention of the people that these entitlements cannot be afforded any more. it is like your charge card. if you keep charging and taking and taking, pretty soon you have to pay it back. that is what is going on with this fiscal cliff. it's time to pay. it's not the republican party's fault. obama has been in office four years. he has doubled to the trillions of dollars in debt. host: are you a tea party supporter? caller: i'm not affiliated with the tea party, but i am tired of hearing them blame it, because i see the hard-working generation that are in their 60s th
to pursue any and all available options to us. and the international law -- with the national diplomacy. and this was one of them. the question for me all along was how best to do it. provide us with some leverage going forward because what we really want end of day is genuine state where our people can live as free people with dignity. >> at the end we were just talking in the break, does this end up helping or hurting your relationship with the united states, your pursuit of something even more tangible? >> i think it depends a lot on what is done to deal with it. and whether or not we're going to spend all time in the world talking about whether or not we should have gone in the first place as opposed to really moving on. and i think that's really key. the day after, we are on the day after now. there's a conflict yet to be resolved. there's a quest for freedom and justice on part of our people. that's yet to be fulfilled. and without which there's not going to be sustainable peace in the region. that's very important. >> the reaction in a lot of ways was visceral. and i want to show
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. >>> as we mentioned at the top of the hour, the president is on twitter right now answering questions from the american people about the fiscal cliff. it's part of the white house push to build support. the president has answered a few questions so far. let's get backe to kristen welker. she's monitoring the exchanges. what have we learned, kristen? >> reporter: good afternoon. most exchanges have to do with questions concerning increasing taxes on wealthier americans as we
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so they are looking at higher taxes, they're looking at obamacare being the law of the land, is all of that investment freed up, or are we suddenly going to see a blossoming of american confidence and business confidence like we're seeing on the consumer confidence side? >> i think what you'd see, certainty is the best stimulus for the business community. >> so we will see investment even if it's higher taxes than we would like? >> yeah, you wouldn't see all of it you didn't like. if there's not some territorial tax issues that aren't resolved, it's not going to be 100%. >> your firm is a business consultant. in your decades of working with wealthy people and taxes, our theory as far as raising the marginal rate and the capital gains would not change one spending habit, one investment habit for one wealthy american, agree or disagree? >> agree. in the bigger scheme of things and the macro economics, yes. i do think that the issue continues to be, to your point, is balance. and i don't think anybody wakes up in the morning and says i want to pay more income taxes. having said that, a
, passed and signed into law. so there's little time left. not a lot. >> you're absolutely right. there's not a whole lot of time left. paul, some people say it always looks bleaker just before there's a deal. other people say it always looks bleaker just before it collapses. what do you say? >> right. john mccain is famous for quoting saying it's always darkest before it's completely perfectly black. and i think that's what it is now. the first step in this deal is the easiest. and that is extend the bush tax cuts for 98% of americans, but require the 2% of the most privileged of us, upper income americans, to return to the clinton-era rates. which would raise marginal tax rates on the rich from 36% to 39.6%. a real deficit reduction. 70% of the american people support that. they can't even come to terms with that. they seem to have not noticed the republicans that we did have an election. the president campaigned on this question of continuing tax cuts for the middle class but raising them back to the clinton rates -- returning to the clinton rates for the top 2%. he pledged that he w
in this country, it would be a crime and a violation of our antitrust laws. so the prescription that the energy security leadership council came up with several years ago, which was very impactful in the energy security -- independence and security act of 2007, was it? 2008? was based on our report in 2007, which said that the united states should maximize its oil and gas production, that it should significantly reduce consumption and improve conservation, which led to the direct support of the eslc for the -- from the eslc for the re-substitution of fuel efficiency standards, which had not been done for 20 years and third, to develop to the extent that it was economically viable, a biofuel substitute for petroleum. this new report that we're releasing today continues these themes with a couple of important caveats. the most important is the fantastic technical revolution that has taken place since our original report and our intermediate reports until this one today by the so-called fracking revolution for oil and gas. and at the same time the significant improvement in national efficiency tha
they are very angry with the president morsi's power grab where he put himself above the law. he claims it is only "temporary." a lot of people are skeptical given egypt's history of a dictatorship. and now a look at tahrir square with thousands have been camping out. they are not going anywhere until president morsi rescinded the decree. lawmakers are working on a new constitution that could ease the crisis. but judges on egypt's highest courts are not very optimistic at all, almost all of the judges went on strike today and they are not coming back until the president gives up his demand for dictatorship. our man in cairo is steve harrigan. >>reporter: the numbers are down sharply and i can count one, two, three, four cans of tear gas being fired off. several thousand people are out tonight for the sixth night but last night larger numbers, up to 200,000 people, in the demonstration was reminiscent to those that overthrew mubarak two years ago. a couple of important differences to keep in mind with president morsi. he was elected by 52 percent of the vote six months ago. and he still
power, or they could sort of broaden it out into the discriminatory effects of the law and so on. it is really up to them to determine the scope of the case. most court watchers would say this is the most likely of all the legal challenges to be taken up, don. >> timeline for rulings and arguments here? >> well, if the court takes this up, say today, we're probably looking at march before you actually see the case argued and very likely not a decision until june because that is sort of the way the things play out and would probably be one of the last cases in the term to be decided, just like health care happened this past term. >> regardless, isn't it -- it is amazing. i never thought in my lifetime we would be covering this issue, having the supreme court possibly look at this particular issue. how far we have come. >> it is amazing. and in fairly quick time, and the question, frankly, is whether the country is ready to some degree because nine states have sort of signed on to the notion, but you have 41 other states that have laws that are sort of against. so is the country re
you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> you heard the commercials as seen on tv. all kind of products promising to do miraculous things but do they work if you want to know for sure, you go to experts, you go to the moms. >> let's send it out to becky worley who does our mom tester pieces. becky, good morning to you. >> good morning. do you dare? do you dare give the gift of an infomercial. if you do, you probably should do your home work. that's where our team of mom testers comes in. this holiday season, get the mom the gift that you know she'll love. the gift of -- mom testers. >> are you ready? >> three new moms. all "good morning america" viewers. >> thank you for watching. >> and three new as seen on tv products that promise -- >> to make our days merry and bright. >> amazing. >> reporter: will these gifts find a place under the christmas tree or get dumped out with the cold? lets meet our moms. from south orange, new jersey, julia haubner smith, mom of three girls. and cin
the law was passed and republicans wouldn't go along with that. so we have a lot of ability here to reduce unnecessary spending by doing some things that would make a lot of sense just like the v.a. does it. >> so what do you make of the republicans saying they don't see the hard numbers? they don't see the cuts? >> they're just being very disingenuous and they don't want to be the ones to bring a plan to the table. and they're going to have to do that when it comes right down to it, because the president has laid out something that does reduce the entitlement program significantly. and now it's going to be up to the republicans to say if this -- the president to say if this is not good enough, then tell us what is. >> so one republican talking point is that doctors will no longer take medicare patients because of obama care and other measures. what's your assessment of that? >> i don't think that's the case at all. in fact, this doesn't actually increase the number of medicare beneficiaries and it doesn't reduce payments to doctors. so that shouldn't occur at all. and what we will see is
for the first time, there's no law restricting success to boys. so if kate gives birth to a girl, that little baby will automatically be third in line to the throne. what do you think is in the future for a royal baby like this? >> brothers and sisters. [ laughter ] >> reporter: let's give them a little time for their first one. the couple is considered the future of the royal family, and now their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. the royal couple revealed early because they feared news of her pregnancy would like out once she arrived in the hospital. which might have led to a few interesting conversations yesterday. reportedly the queen herself just found out yesterday. and prince harry, william's brother, who's serving in afghanistan, reportedly found out via e-mail. rob and paula? >> nick, we keep hearing about the baby and the heir to the throne. but there could be potentially be babies, plural, twins. >> yeah. there's not a lot of data about this h.g. as they call what kate is suffering from, hyperem sis grav darm. but the one study that we found
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and services, trying to enhance the rule of law in the localities and severely underfurnded. what needs to happen for the u.s. instead of going through third party organizations such as the world food program and save the children that aid needs to go through the counsels. >> real quickly here. what do you make of the unprecedented internet blackout? >> as i told you, the activists are concerned assad regime is readying itself for larger massacres at a large scale to keep the fsa that's closing in on the capital and making advances as i showed you on the map at bay. >> doing that and by shutting down the internet they're doing it so the other side can't make any plans or -- >> get the word out about atrocities taking place, yes. >> thank you. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> for celebrities -- from celebrities to crime victims to the royal family, british tabloids accused of hacking in to private conversations. find out who could soon track the hackers. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not go
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